Third time's a charm for Marc Hirschi in Tour de France, Roglic keeps GC lead
Sep 10 2020 11:16 pm CET

Third time's a charm for Marc Hirschi in Tour de France, Roglic keeps GC lead
Third time's a charm for Marc Hirschi in Tour de France, Roglic keeps GC lead
Tour de France

Sunweb's Marc Hirschi has taken a solo victory on the 12th stage of the Tour de France. The rider finally managed to take the win after being close on two of the previous stages of the current version of the race.

The 12th stage of the French grand tour was also the longest of the 107th edition of the race with a 218-kilometre route between Chauvigny and Sarran Correze that featured two climbs of the fourth category, one of the third and one of the second category.

The original escape of the day included riders like Nils Politt, Imanol Erviti, Kasper Asgreen and Luis Leon Sanchez and it created a gap of more than two minutes with the pack. With 43 kilometres to go, and as only Asgreen and Erviti remained in front, Tiesj Benoot and Marc Soler made a move and caught them.

Later on, they were joined in by others like Julian Alaphilippe, Max Schachmann and Marc Hirschi. At 28 kilometres from the finish line, Hirschi attacked and went away by himself, building a difference of more than half a minute with the chasers. Meanwhile, teams like Mitchelton-Scott, Jumbo-Visma and Ineos controlled the speed in the pack.

Close to the Flamme Rouge, Alaphilippe suffered a mechanical that made him drop from the chasing group. Hirschi crossed the finish line by himself, after he finished in the second place on the first stage of the race and in the third position on the ninth day of competition after he was caught in the last kilometres of the stage.

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) crossed the finish line with the pack and maintains the lead of the General Classification.






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